Free Workshops

Learn To Sing Barbershop

The June 2019 "Learn To Sing Barbershop" events have completed. Our rehearsals remain open for visitors/potential singers. For more information, click here.

Below shows a video created after just 1 night of learning the song from scratch at a Learn To Sing Barbershop event.


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Men who like to sing: We want you! 
 
Please join us for a month dedicated to welcoming new voices to our 75 year chorus.
Tuesdays in June at 7:15 PM
 
The men of the Harmony Town Chorus invite you in the singing of Barbershop Music. 

All voice ranges | All ages
You do not need to know how to read music
No audition necessary | No cost
All materials provided. It's fun! It's easy!
Invite friends or come by yourself.
We sincerely hope to meet you!
 
How to reach us:
Call 734-743-1SNG (1764) and ask for Eddie
Texts to 248-792-1911
Email:
 membership@wesingbarbershop.com

Brief history
We first started this program back in June of 2018. While most choruses offer a one night only guest night which is all or nothing for new singers, we wanted to offer something different with an entire month dedicated to teaching others to sing Barbershop harmonies. People's schedules are so hectic these days that a one night only opportunity might limit who could attend. So we wanted to 'leave the door open' with several chances to join us and it been overall a great success! 

We had 14 new voices join us in June 2018, many of which are still with us to this day! We continued in 2019 and had 10 men join us. We hope you'll consider coming and if these dates don't fit your schedule, we rehearse every Tuesday night and you are welcome to come ANY time..


We rehearse here:
Every Tuesday at 7:30pm
Kirk of our Savior Church
36660 Cherry Hill Road
Westland, Michigan
Rehearsals are in the basement. Use east entrance.
Map link



Frequently asked questions:


What will the night be like?
We will do a brief introduction then get right into warm ups. After warm ups, we will listen to the song featured that night and then go to a sectional rehearsal. We utilize learning tracks (listening) to teach the music. You do not need to know how to read the music. Next we will return together and our director will take the whole group through the song. We'll take a refreshment break around 9 PM. After break, we will return together to finesse the song then perform it on the risers!

What do I need to bring with me?
Honestly, nothing really. A smile, a good attitude and willingness to learn.

How much will this really cost me?
Nothing. No deposits. No money requested, No fee at the end of the night.

As a chorus, we have membership fees if someone decides they want to continue with the group and join us as a member. Those details can be discussed if someone is interested in more than just the 4 free workshops. Once the 4 workshop weeks are over, we do not require membership to join us at rehearsals. We strongly encourage you to come back and join our regular Tuesday night rehearsals. If you wish to continue and join, we can dicuss the cost then. We are honestly not trying to push anyone to become a member, unless they wish to do so.

What is the music we are learning going to be like?
We have chosen songs that are meant for beginners, but that doesn't mean they are boring or too easy. Perfecting a song can take a lot of time. We are trying to teach you the notes and get the feeling of 4 part harmony. We would list the songs but they are subject to change. If you have questions, please reach out to us via the contacts above.

Do I need to do anything before I come?

No. If you want to speak with someone, Allen or Eddie would be very happy to speak to you! Registration will take place when you arrive.


What if I don't know my voice part or range?
No problem! We have members who can help voice place you so you sing the part that best fits your range. It's not an audition, Think of it like trying on shoes. You want the shoe that fits best.
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